"The President has presented his case, and I stand with him in support of the basics of this mission. Now it is time for Congress to stand up and be counted," Garamendi said.
The hearing focused attention on H.R. 5270, the bipartisan Growing American Shipping Act or GAS Act, which would promote the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on U.S.-flag vessels. Witnesses at the hearing voiced support for the legislation and efforts to increase the use of U.S. flag ships in the foreign trade.